This elegant Blanc de Noirs will bring you back to the fruits of summer, with bright raspberry, strawberry, and nectarine aromas, complemented by citrus zest and toasty, biscuit notes from 3 years on the yeast. Balanced acidity and a creamy mid-palate lead into a long and smooth finish with flavors of peach, raspberry, and toast
Blanc de Noirs means “white from blacks,” which aptly describes this white sparkling wine made from the red Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. If you have ever cut into a red grape, you’ve probably noticed that in most cases, the inside of the grape is white. Such is the case with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The color in a red Pinot Noir wine is extracted from the skins. In order to make this Blanc de Noirs, we instead send the grapes directly into the presses and gently press the juice away from the skins, trying to minimize any color pick-up in the process. The juice is then fermented at cool temperatures to maintain the bright fruit characters of the grapes. When the wines are finished, the winemaking team carefully selects the best lots of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier to create the Blanc de Noirs blend. For the 2017 blend, 9% fermented in oak, adding a touch of spice to the wine.
This wine would pair well with fish tacos and a mango salsa. It would also be lovely as an aperitif with a nice triple crème cheese.
Facts & Figures
Blend – 94% Pinot Noir, 6% Pinot Meunier Residual Sugar (Dosage) – 11.1 g/L (1.11%) Style – Brut Alcohol – 12.5% TA – 6.8 g/L pH – 3.05 Time en Tirage – 39 months Aging Potential – 3-5 years